Leadership

Board of Directors



Millicent Gorham, PhD (Hon), MBA, FAAN

Executive Director, Movement is Life



Mary I. O’Connor, MD

Chair, Board of Directors, Movement is Life

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health

Emerita Professor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic

Past Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine

Past Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital



Carla Harwell, MD

Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
Medical Director, University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center



Ramon Luis Jimenez, MD, FAAOS

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
Co-Founder and President, American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons



Charla B. Johnson, DNP, RN-BC, ONC

Secretary, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
System Director, Nursing Informatics, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System



Verona Brewton

Member, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
Director of Minority Initiatives, Zimmer Biomet



Michelle A. Leak, DEd., MBA

Member, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic Florida



Chad Phipps

Member, Board of Directors, Movement is Life
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Zimmer Biomet

Advisory Council



Dwight W. Burney, III, MD

Advisory Council, Movement is Life
Team STEPPS Master Trainer



Bill Finerfrock

Advisory Council, Movement is Life
Past President, Capitol Associates (CAI)



Thomas Green, MD

Advisory Council, Movement is Life
Emeritus Physician, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine



Frank McClellan, JD, LLM

Advisory Council, Movement is Life
Professor Law Emeritus, James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Board Member, AIDS Law Project



Nur Nurbhai, DO, FAAOS

Advisory Council, Movement is Life



Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD

Advisory Council, Movement is Life
Director, Culturally Competent Care Education Program
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
Former Advisory Dean, Oliver Wendell Holmes Society
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Leadership Committee

Ismail Abdul-Wahid, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kings County Hospital Center

Muyibat Adelani, MD

Representative, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Kirsten Ambrose, MS

Representative, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA)
Associate Director, OA Action Alliance

Mary Behrens, MS, FNP-BC, FAANP

Representative, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Eileen Bodie

President, EBU Productions

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD

Representative, United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Professor, Departments of Social Medicine and Orthopaedics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC)
Director, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA)

Shreyasi Deb, PhD, MBA

Senior Director, Health Policy, Office of Government Relations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Thomas Dorney, MSW

Representative, The Root Cause Coalition

Yolanda Fleming

Representative, National Medical Association (NMA)
Director, Biomedical Education and Research, Project I.M.P.A.C.T.  (Increase Minority Participation and Awareness of Clinical Trials)
Director and Convention Team Leader, Mission and Community Services Division, National Medical Association

Hadiya Green Guerrero, PT, DPT

Representative, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, Senior Practice Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association

Jannifer Drake Harper, MD, CPE

Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, National Accounts, Anthem, Inc.

Melvyn Harrington, MD

Professor, Residency Program Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Director, Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Sarah Hohman
Sarah Hohman

Associate, Capitol Associates (CAI)

Tamara Huff, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Owner & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vigeo Orthopaedics, LLC

Doreen Johnson, MSN, RN, ONC

Retired Nurse Educator, Hospital for Special Surgery
Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Adelphi University

Lynne C. Jones, PhD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Donna Kurek
Donna Kurek MSN, RN, MHA, ONC, CMSRN

Representative, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
Director of Quality and Patient Safety, OrthoVirginia

Sharon LaSure-Roy, MS

Vice President of Social Marketing, VyStar Credit Union

Klarisse Mathis, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Lenox Hill Hospital
Spokesperson, Physician Assistants and Finance

Randall C. Morgan, Jr., MD, MBA

President and CEO, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute
Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon, Sarasota, FL

Charles L. Nelson, MD

Past President, J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Matt Reiter

Vice President, Capitol Associates (CAI)

Chiara Rodgers, MPH

Representative, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Director, Research and Humanitarian Activities, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Erick Santos, MD, PhD, FAAOS

CEO, South Central Texas Bone & Joint Center, PA
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Treasurer, American Association of Latino Othopaedic Surgeons

Sonya M. Seymour

Representative, Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions, Inc.
Director, Partnerships and Programs, Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions, Inc.

Jonathan Silver, DMSc, MS, PA-C

Representative, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Associate Professor, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences, University School of Health Professions (SOHP) – Physician Assistant Program
Chief Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Kings County Hospital

Willis Steele, MDiv

Representative, Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC)
Region Lead, Diversity Inclusion & Belonging, JAPAC, LATAM, Middle East & Africa, Amgen Inc.

Melissa Walker, DO, MPA

Owner and Founder, Carol Clinic for Family-Centered Healthcare

Yashika J. Watkins, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Chicago State University

Daniel Wiznia, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Claudia H. Zamora

Representative, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Founder and CEO, Zamora Consulting Group

Christin Zollicoffer, PMP

Regional Director Diversity & Inclusion, Trinity Health